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Teaching the Deaf

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Are you a sign language interpreter in your own country? Maybe you know sign language, have Deaf family or have experience working or teaching in a Deaf Community? Are you Deaf yourself? Would you like to be a deaf volunteer in Nepal?

Then your time to volunteer to teach deaf people has arrived!

Here at Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN) we believe passionately about the rights of children. And we know that all children, including those with additional disabilities, deserve care and access to education. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child specify that children who have any kind of disability should receive special care and support so that they can live a full and independent life. Children also have a right to an education, regardless of which country they were born in. In Nepal however there is still a lot of discrimination, lack of knowledge about Deaf people’s rights and stigma associated with disabilities. Children are not receiving the education and support that they need. Here in Kathmandu there is a school for deaf children and we can use the support of people like you to volunteer for deaf people, to help improve the lives of our deaf youth.

The World Federation of the Deaf stipulates that governments and societies, especially in developing countries, often ignore the rights of deaf people. The majority of the world’s deaf people do not even have access to any type of education. Often when they do, the teachers are not fully qualified themselves in appropriate sign language. Deaf children need sign language role models; they need access to Nepali Sign Language (NSL) and access to education. We need people to volunteer to teach English to deaf people in Nepal and to volunteer to support the deaf school. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has identified Nepal as one of the world’s least developed countries. There are still substantial barriers for full economic development and for systemized education and equality for children, women and people with disabilities.

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